Lately I’ve been listening to this album a lot. I’ve been a fan of it since it came out in 1994, as I’m a fan of Motley Crue in general, but when they said they got a new lead singer and were putting out a heavier album, I was intrigued. Unlike a lot of music fans and music critics, I don’t mind when a band is experimental or tries new things.
That was the biggest complaint, that they made too big of a change. The album didn’t sound like a Crue album. They should’ve changed their name. Blah blah blah.
Critics hated it for the most part, and fans were super pissed that they got rid of Vince, no matter the reason. Despite the hate from critics, one thing they agreed on for the positive was John Corabi’s performance. He’s a hell of a singer, and one of my favorites.
To be honest, he’s a better singer than Vince Neil, period. Vince is awesome, don’t get me wrong, and he’s the reason Crue is who they are today, but putting him up against Corabi there’s no comparison. John Corabi is a rock singer through and through. So much so, that if Vince were to try and sing the songs off this album WHICH HE REFUSES TO DO (he hasn’t ever even listened to the album), it would sound terrible, guaranteed. Have you heard him live? He only sings about half of the words to each song. Corabi, however, when playing live with Crue, played some of Vince’s songs, and he sounded fucking great doing it. Because, as I said, he’s a better singer.